Are You Eligible for Disability Benefits?

Did you apply for SSI disability and got rejected, or are you considering making a fresh application? There will be a long list of procedural requirements you may have to go through before your claim is considered. In addition, reports of slow application processes, frozen payouts for disability benefits and other complications have all but…

Expanded Benefit for Agent Orange?

The early stages of American involvement in Vietnam primarily consisted of the deployment of Agent Orange defoliants under Operation Ranch Hand. While the chemical was supposedly effective in reducing vegetation cover for Viet Cong insurgents, health issues have persisted on both sides. Securing VA benefits for Air Force personnel affected by Agent Orange may be…

Veterans’ Disability Benefits and the Service-Connection

Unfortunately, not all injured or unwell veterans are eligible for veterans’ disability benefits. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) follows strict guidelines on determining a veteran’s eligibility, which starts from measuring the disability’s service-connection. The applicant must prove through the documents he submits that the injury or illness that he sustained were directly service-related.…

What are the Most Common Symptoms of PTSD?

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is perhaps the most common disability faced by America’s finest men and women who have returned home from the frontlines. However, psychiatrists classify PTSD, generally, as a type of anxiety disorder borne from one’s exposure to extreme distress, especially when his or her life was at stake. This means that while…